Thursday, January 14, 2016

WIP Wednesday 1.13.16

My new job definitely keeps me hopping (and not sewing.)  But I did manage to get a few things done this week.

I replaced of my QA's with a BOM.  I had to get rid of the Quilty 365 button and move it to the bottom.  Though it was a fun idea to do a circle a day, a block a day just isn't realistic.  The orphan blocks will find a nice home.  I did sign up for a new BOM.  It's the Play with Me 2016 QA at Alida (TweLoQ) Designs.  Here's my first block (not quite done...)  The checkerboard.  Sorry for the 3am pic... it looks crooked, but it's not.  Come back and see the finished block on Thursday! :)


Alida (TweLoQ) Designs

I counted how many spool of thread I used for 2015 -- Seventy-five!!!  What a great year.

I set some 2016 quilting goals.

I made six blocks for the Block Lotto.

I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced today at Wip Wednesday 1/13.  Lee blogs at
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
New Projects This Week
1.  Play with Me 2016 BOM of game board pieces
Pieces Still Need to be Cut & Sewn
1.  Underpants Project 
2.  Digging up Bones (Owen's dinosaur quilt)
3.  Rock Island Campfire Quilt
4.  Picadilly Circle
5. ...And Sew On BOM at Quiet Play (one block to go)
6.  Fortune Teller (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
7.  Spring Sampler Series at Cora's Quilts (added to the maroon blocks)
8.  Starry Night (my BOM project)
9.  That Quirky Scrap QA with Leila at Sewn (I finally found those four patches I did!)
10.  Love Laugh Quilt Christmas Improv QA
11.  Classic Meets Modern BOM
12.  Mod Mod QA (turning this one into a baby quilt) 
13.  Super Mario QA
14.  Spools (Leader & Ender project with Bonnie Hunter)
15,  Sew Sweet Simplicity BOM (made from shirt scraps)
16.  Kite Girl (RSC14) Need one more red block and sashing made
17.  Charm Square Sampler QA by Modern Tradition Quilts
18.  Cabins at the Lake (from Fons & Porter Magazine) (only one house block complete.
21.  Slabs with White Rectangle (RSC14 started -- need blocks each month)
22.  Little Houses
23.  RSC16 Challenge (swap top) with Julianne
24.  Starry Night (Customer BOM project)
25.  Play with Me 2016 BOM of game board pieces
Blocks Still Need to be Made
1.  NY Beauty
2.  RSC15 Sawtooth Star Sampler & alternate blocks
3.  Scrap Crystals
4.  Amanda Murphy Designs (ugly fabric quilt)
5. Finding Nemo Scrappy Trip quilt
6. MSBHQAL (Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt Along) (making into a table topper)
7.  Drunkard's Path Variation baby quilt
8.  Bluepatch Mystery Quilt
9.  Folk Art Birds (RSC16 project)
10.  ALLIETARE  Bonnie Hunter 2015 Mystery

Blocks are made but need to be sewn together (and/or some sashing)
1.  Block Swap Adventure Orange/Yellow Sampler (2011-2012)
2.  Leah Day Building Blocks QA -- making into a baby quilt
3.  Orange/Blue Fish Blocks (that I won)
4.  Split Stars (blocks won from Block Lotto; October, 2012)
5.  African Violet baby quilt (Block Lotto inspired)
6.  Orca Bay
7.  We Can Do It Skill Builder Sampler
8.  Sonja's Windows string quilt
9.  Block Swap Adventure (2013) Churn Dash Blocks 
10.  The School Bell Has Rung sampler at laugh yourself into Stitches. 
 Quilts back needs to be made (tops are done)
1.  Celtic Solstice (Bonnie Hunter Mystery 2013)
2.  Surround Stars Pillow (one big block is here somewhere.  It will be a pillow when I find it.)
3.  Spangled Stars QA
4.  December 2014 Block Lotto Big O blocks that I won 12.31.14!
5.  16-Patch baby quilt
Ready to longarm
1.  Little Letters QA Quilt (A RSC14 project)
2.  Customer's Flower Sampler quilt (Lisa)
3.  Customer's wall hanging quilt (Lisa) ON THE FRAME for some CUSTOM work!
4.  Customer's Christmas quilt (Lisa)
5.  Humble Quilts Mystery Mini (can't decide how to quilt this)
Due to the cold, Ohio temperatures, longarm quilting will most likely not be happening much right now.  (My longarm is in our house that is "in progress" and is only partially heated.  It skips stitches when it is not properly warmed.)
 Quilted, needs binding
Completed this week:


  1. Your block lotto blocks are very pretty. It is hard to find time to sew when working. It really becomes catch as catch can.

  2. That is an impressive (and daunting) list!!!! I applaud your ability to juggle that many projects with a full-time job - my list has only four projects on it because I don't want to doom myself to failure before I even start (and because my job only leaves limited quilting time, too)...